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The Bear’s Den, June 20, 2018, The Mann Week, Day 3

Howard, Kwaitkoski, Simms winners in today’s “season of the list” sweepstakes, plus Day 3 of The Mann Week. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! THE MANN Silverstein: The Life of the Long Snapper - Windy City Gridiron - Patrick Mannelly spent a record 16 seasons in the Navy and Orange. He discusses which current Bears special teamers are “keepers,” how he extended his career by eating real food, and the time Mike Tice banished him from the o-line meeting room. BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Zeglinski’s Bears 2018 training camp preview: How can Roquan Smith impact...

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Chicago Bears: 5 Free agent pass rushers still available

There are still serviceable free agent pass rushers that the Chicago Bears could sign before the 2018 season. The Chicago Bears added pass rushers Aaron Lynch and Kylie Fitts this offseason, but the talent level is still a bit underwhelming. Although the main wave of free agency has been over for two months, there are […] Chicago Bears: 5 Free agent pass rushers still available - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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The Bear’s Den, June 19, The Mann Week Day 2

All the latest Bears news, plus a link to The Mann’s website so we can learn more about long snapping! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! The Mann Longsnapper.com - Long snap instruction from Patrick Mannelly - Art of the longsnap. Mastered here. Longsnapper.com - Get exclusive content from Patrick Mannelly Pro NFL Longsnapper. Instruction, Training Tips, Technique BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Emma: Allen Robinson Ready To Take Flight With Bears - 670 The Score - Visiting Wrigley Field, Robinson has become enamored with Chicago. Mayer: Fans weigh in - ChicagoBears.com -...

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The Bear’s Den, June 16, 2018

Trubisky compared to Drew Brees? Orange jerseys are back and other links and tidbits of Bears info... BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Cox: George McCaskey - Bears orange jerseys are ‘reminiscent of the time we were dominant’ - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said that the team's new orange alternate jerseys are "reminiscent of the time we were dominant." Kane: Bears unveil 2018 orange jerseys - Chicago Tribune - The Bears unveiled their 2018 orange jerseys by releasing photos of quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the uniform on...

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The Bear’s Den, June 14, 2018

Today is Thursday, and it’s time for... ummm... errrr... waiting for training camp. Here are some links to kill the time for a while. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Mayer: NFL.com writer ranks greatest Bears of all-time - ChicagoBears.com - ChicagoBears.com senior writer Larry Mayer comments on NFL.com’s rankings of the greatest Bears players of all time, and we want to know what you think. Mayer: Howard, Cohen give Bears strong 1-2 punch - ChicagoBears.com - NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks ranks Bears running backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen as the...

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The Bear’s Den, June 13, 2018

Tarik Cohen does good things in North Carolina... players like Cohen are very easy to root for. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Biggs' Bears Q&A: How does offense stack up to '17 Chiefs? What position battles loom on offensive line? - Chicago Tribune - - Brad Biggs answers your Bears questions weekly. How will the offense compare to the 2017 Chiefs? More questions about the outside linebackers. Will short receivers be an issue? Are jobs up for grabs on the O-line and more. Tidwell: Fangio’s Lemonade Stand - Da Bears Brothers - With higher-quality...

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The Bear’s Den, June 12, 2018

The Bears are hibernating while we do those offseason things we do. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Biggs: 10 questions for the Bears looking ahead to Matt Nagy's first training camp - Chicago Tribune - The Bears wrapped up the first offseason under first-year coach Matt Nagy, and the energy and positive vibes at Halas Hall are palpable. Questions remain for the organization looking ahead to training camp and the preseason. Here are 10 to consider. Perez: Reggie Wayne says Mitch Trubisky is 'about to be a rookie again' - NBC Sports Chicago - Former...

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The Bear’s Den, June 9, 2018

Welcome to the first weekend of the Season of the Lists. Happy listing! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Finley: As Bears break for summer, they 'feel the new energy' of the Matt Nagy era - Chicago Sun-Times - In March, NFL teams buy. In April, leading up the draft, they lie. They then spend the next two months talking about how optimistic they are. Potash: Akiem Hicks still expecting big things from Bears' defense in 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times - He knows it’s not a coincidence that he has blossomed as a 3-4 defensive end in Fangio’s scheme. Jahns:...

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The Bear’s Den, June 8, 2018

Minicamp is over, as the Bears leave Halas Hall in the hands of the construction workers BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Wiedman: Can Trubisky Lead the Chicago Bears in Year Two? - Our Turf Football - OTFB's Wanda Wiedman brings us her projections for Chicago Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's sophomore season. Potash: Matt Nagy - Kyle Long will be 'good to go' when Bears' training camp opens - Chicago Sun-Times - But with Long coming off injury plagued seasons in 2016 (missing eight games) and 2017 (six games), the Bears are taking a cautious...

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A new age, part two: Constructing the Chicago Bears’ roster

In the second part of his trilogy, ECD examines all the new players added to a re-tooled roster. In part one of my series, I detailed my thoughts on all the changes involved within the Chicago Bears’ coaching staff. For part two, we get to perhaps the most exciting phase, the actual construction of the Bears’ roster. It is safe to assume that general manager Ryan Pace needed to re-shuffle his philosophies. His first three years yielded varying degrees of success between free agency, the trade market, and the draft. Year four has presented an unprecedented amount of change and...

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The Bear’s Den, June 7, 2018

The Bears wrap up football activities today then head out for a short seemingly endless summer break BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Morrissey: The love for Mitch Trubisky knows no bounds -- for his sake, maybe it should - Chicago Sun-Times - The truth is, we don’t know how good the Bears quarterback is or will be. ‘We’’ means ‘‘those of us abstaining from marathon games of Bear pong.’’ Potash: Matt Nagy, Bears have big plans for Tarik Cohen — 'We'll have some fun with him' - Chicago Sun-Times - It’s a lot to ask of a player...

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The Bear’s Den, June 6, 2018

Miller placed on PUP reserve list, coaches and players interviewed after mini-camp session BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Jahns: For Bears' Matt Nagy, attending funeral for firefighter was right thing to do - Chicago Sun-Times - Several firefighters stopped Nagy, who wore a blue suit with an orange tie, to thank him for attending the funeral. Potash: Contract with Bears a 'huge' step in Zach Miller's recovery - Chicago Sun-Times - But he is still a Bear for one reason — because the McCaskey family still considers Miller one of its own. Jahns:...

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The Bear’s Den, June 5, 2018

Zach Mller is back at Halas Hall officially, as the Bears prepare for Veteran’s Mini Camp. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Finley: A classy move for Bears to bring Zach Miller back - Chicago Sun-Times - Whether Zach Miller ever plays again, or not, he'll be a member of the Bears in 2018. Kenney: Bears coach Matt Nagy attends Chicago Fire Department diver’s funeral - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears coach Matt Nagy attended Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio's funeral at St. Rita of Cascia High School on the South Side. Finley: Why Bears QB Mitch...

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The Bear’s Den, June 1, 2018

Bears summer schedule forms as we move one day closer to August 2, the first Bears pre-season game of 2018. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Campbell: Excitement about Bears' new offense should embrace a realistic timeline - Chicago Tribune - It’s tempting to envision Mitch Trubisky operating an option attack that makes the Packers’ restructured defense look slow and confused on opening day. More likely, though, Matt Nagy’s offense will debut in a basic form. By midseason there will be more punch, and even more by season’s end. Jahns: 'The...

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Chicago Bears: Allen Robinson at OTAs a fantastic sign

The Chicago Bears signed Allen Robinson to a three-year deal in free agency coming off a torn ACL, so his presence at OTAs is a wonderful sign. The Chicago Bears didn’t sign wide receiver Allen Robinson based off of the 2017 season. In his final year in Jacksonville, the Penn State product played in one […] Chicago Bears: Allen Robinson at OTAs a fantastic sign - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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The Bear’s Den, May 31, 2018

Organized Team Activities finish up today, Robinson and Floyd practice and players & coaches answer questions BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Haugh: Quietly, emerging leader Jordan Howard catching onto Bears' new offense - Chicago Tribune - So much focus surrounds the Bears’ new offensive whiz-kid coach Matt Nagy and their franchise-quarterback trainee Mitch Trubisky that it gets easy to overlook Jordan Howard, the only running back in team history to begin his career with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Photos: Bears' OTAs at Halas Hall - Chicago...

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The Bear’s Den, May 30, 2018

The final week of offseason Organized Team Activities are underway at Halas Hall again today BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Bears send thank-you note to police over Roquan Smith car burglary; police ask for sideline pass, Pequod's pizzas - Chicago Tribune - The Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) Police Department posted a photo on its Facebook account showing a handwritten thank-you note from John Tarpey, the Chicago Bears’ director of safety and security, for helping recover items stolen from rookie linebacker Roquan Smith's car. Campbell: Bears QBs...

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The Bear’s Den, May 29, 2018

Organized Team Activities week three starts today at Halas Hall, the final week of this phase of the offseason. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Potash: 'Iron sharpens iron' - Bears' D playing key role in Mitch Trubisky's development = Chicago Sun-Times - Trubisky acknowledged the defense’s role in the development of the offense and the competitiveness between the two phases. Biggs: Bears run deep with talent at tight end, a year after Ryan Pace called it a position of strength - Chicago Tribune - GM Ryan Pace called tight end one of the strengths...

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Glennon in Glendale

The backup quarterback knows his place in the pecking order, but knows he can get a shot at anytime. In one of the quietest free agent signings this off-season, Cardinals’ GM Steve Keim inked QB Mike Glennon to a 2 year $8M deal. The deal was in place at the outset of free agency and was made official once the Bears released Glennon. This signing marks the second time that Keim signed a backup QB first before acquiring a starter, as was the case in 2013 when Keim signed Drew Stanton and subsequently traded for Carson Palmer. In repeat fashion, after signing Glennon at the beginning of...

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The Bear’s Den, May 26, 2018

Bear Down for a three day weekend, Chicago Bears fans... BEAR DOWN! BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Video: Brian Urlacher's top play from each year of his career - NFL Videos - As Brian Urlacher gets set to celebrate his 40th birthday, take a look back at his top play from each year of his career. Finley: Bears' Cody Whitehair happy to be staying at center - at least for now - Chicago Sun-Times - Center will remain Cody Whitehair’s for a while, though second-round pick James Daniels was considered perhaps the best center in the draft. Jahns: What...

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Are The Bears Done With Free Agency?

Should the Bears make any more moves in Free Agency? The Chicago Bears have $27 million in salary cap space, if they do choose not to sign anyone else around $25 million will be carried over into next season. Looking at this year’s roster already you can see why a lot of experts are predicting […] Are The Bears Done With Free Agency? - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - A Chicago Bears Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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The Bear’s Den, May 25, 2018

Bears offense wasn’t brilliant in practice Thursday, but coaching staff not worried. Trubisky, other speak to the press. BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Jahns: Five things learned from five Bears offensive assistant coaches - Chicago Sun-Times - With months spent learning Matt Nagy's offense and weeks spent coaching new players, members of Nagy's overhauled offensive staff had plenty to say. Finley: New Bears coaching staff plans to expand Tarik Cohen's role - if he can block - Chicago Sun-Times - As the Bears begin to sort through exactly how to...

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The Bear’s Den, May 23, 2018

Speculation about how Mitchell Trubisky will perform in his sophomore year as the Bears continue OTA’s at Halas Hall BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY DeWitt: Catching Up with Ex-Bear Cameron Lee - Da Bears Brothers Podcast - Listen as Da Bears Brothers are joined by former Chicago Bear, Cameron Lee, to learn more about his story, his time with the team, and much more. Cox: Where should Kyle Fuller rank among NFL’s top cornerbacks? - Bears Wire - Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller is one of the NFL's highest-paid cornerbacks, but is he even a Top...

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The Bear’s Den, May 22, 2018

Offseason Team Activities resume at Halas Hall this morning, as questions about the Bears pass rush continue to circulate BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Hoge & Jahns Podcast: Breaking down Bears OTAs, including their new-look offense - Chicago Sun-Times - What is new coach Matt Nagy building on offense? Where do the rookies fit in? Who deserves a contract extension? Tune in. Perez: Will Mitch Trubisky be this season's Jared Goff? - NBC Sports Chicago - One analyst suggests Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky will be this season's Jared Goff Perez:...

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The Bear’s Den, May 21, 2018 (and a bit earlier)

Welcome to Week Two of Organized Team Activities at Halas Hall, as the Bears continue to learn Matt Nagy’s offense BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! BEARRRSSSS / DRAFT / FREE AGENCY Cox: Former NFL GM gives Bears ‘A-plus’ for upgraded offense - Bears Wire - Former NFL general manager and current NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly raved about the Chicago Bears offensive upgrades this offseason. Photos: 23rd annual Bears Care Gala - Chicago Tribune - Photos from the Bears Care gala on Saturday, May 19, 2018. PFW Chicago Podcast 114: Hub and Arthur talk rookie minicamp and OTAs -...